My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, I approach my work from a relational cultural perspective, a theory grounded in the exploration of identities, oppression, intersectionality, and their impact on social and emotional functioning. I offer eclectic services and draw upon interventions from emotionally focused therapy, radical acceptance, attachment theory, and mindfulness. I have experience working with people struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, gender identity, chronic pain, oppression, queer identity, relationship conflicts, and issues related to family of origin.
I take a non-pathologizing approach to working my clients, with a particular focus on those have been marginalized by the mental health profession in the past, including but not limited to queer communities, people of color, and those who practice BDSM.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I received my Masters in Social Work from New York University, a program known for its clinical and psychoanalytic focus. My graduate coursework allowed me to explore the intersections between psychoanalysis, queer theory, critical race theory, and their implications on clinical work. I have over ten years of experience providing therapy in community mental health agencies as a child and family therapist and have been in private practice since 2015. Outside of my role as a therapist I live a very active life and enjoy skiing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, reading, creative writing, and spending time with my dog, Sadie, who you see pictured above.